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Osama bin Laden

Osama bin Laden

Rebranding struggling al-Qaeda was on bin Laden to-do list

IT WAS to have been a rebranding campaign unparalleled in its ambition, as an organisation responsible for the death of thousands sought to turn over a new leaf.

Bin Laden's criminal charges dismissed

A UNITED States judge has dismissed all criminal charges against Osama bin Laden following the Al-Qaeda leader's death, closing a 13-year court case against the mastermind of the September 11 attacks.

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Bin Laden deputy to lead al-Qaeda's revenge

OSAMA bin Laden's deputy, Ayman al-Zawahiri has assumed control of the al-Qaeda terror network after its founder's death last month in a US raid.

US warned of rebellion over killing of bin Laden

Osama bin Laden's long-time lieutenant, Ayman al-Zawahri, said the United States faces rebellion throughout the Muslim world after killing the al-Qaeda leader, according to a YouTube recording posted yesterday.

Pakistan set to launch attack on Taleban

Humanitarian agencies in Pakistan's northwest have been told to prepare for up to 365,000 displaced people in advance of a military offensive against North Waziristan, a senior official with an international humanitarian agency has disclosed.

Six killed in suicide attack on police site

A SUICIDE bomber in a pick-up truck filled with explosives levelled a police building in northwest Pakistan yesterday, killing six people and wounding 30 in the latest attack to rattle the country since the US raid that killed Osama bin Laden.

One killed in Taleban bombing

A TALEBAN car bomb struck an armoured vehicle taking American government employees to the consulate in north-western Pakistan yesterday, officials said, in a strike the militants claimed was in revenge for the killing of Osama bin Laden.

Al-Qaeda picks Egyptian as its new leader

Al-Qaeda has appointed an Egyptian militant as temporary leader and named a new head of operation following the killing of Osama bin Laden by US commandos, al-Jazeera said yesterday, citing Pakistani security sources.

Six die as al-Qaeda suicide attack thwarted

Pakistani security forces shot dead five suspected al-Qaeda-linked Chechen militants who had tried to carry out a suicide bombing in the south-western city of Quetta yesterday.

John Kerry tells Pakistan to tackle militants or face aid cut

JOHN Kerry, the first American politician to visit Pakistan since Osama bin Laden was shot dead, told the country's military and civilian leaders yesterday that they could lose billions of dollars in funding if they fail to tackle militant safe havens in the mountainous border areas.

Bin Laden 'had pornography'

A STASH of pornography was found in the hideout of Osama bin Laden by the US commandos who killed him, American officials have revealed.

Taleban's bloody revenge for Bin Laden the grave

A PAIR of suicide bombers from Pakistan's Taleban have killed 80 people in an attack at paramilitary training centre in the first major retaliation for the killing of Osama bin Laden.

Pakistan bombing: Taliban says deadly attack was 'revenge for Bin Laden'

THE Pakistani Taliban said today it carried out the twin blasts at a Frontier Corps training centre that killed at least 69 people, nearly all of them recruits, to avenge the killing of Osama bin Laden.

'Waterboarding played no part in capture'

Waterboarding and other harsh interrogation techniques were not a factor in tracking down Osama bin Laden, senior US senator John McCain told Congress yesterday.

Osama bin Laden was planning attacks, journals reveal

The personal journals of Osama bin Laden reveal that the terrorist mastermind continued to hold an operational role in al-Qaeda, and was involved in recent plots to attack cities in Europe and America.

Al-Qaeda in fresh warning

Al-Qaeda has warned that the US has committed a "big mistake" and a "serious sin" in killing Osama bin Laden.

US poised to quiz bin Laden's wives captured during raid

WASHINGTON is hoping to question the detained three wives of Osama bin Laden, although Pakistani officials yesterday played down the possibility of any speedy access, saying no decision had been made.

Supply lines are secure to Afghanistan

A SENIOR defence official has said the increasingly strained relationship between the US and Pakistan over the death of Osama bin Laden will not impact on supply routes for US forces in Afghanistan.

Barack Obama reveals US raid was the 'longest 40 minutes' of his life

BARACK Obama has described the elite commando raid that killed Osama bin Laden as "the longest 40 minutes of my life", with the possible exception of when his youngest daughter was gravely ill with meningitis.

Pakistani PM orders inquiry into bin Laden

PAKISTAN'S prime minister has angrily dismissed allegations that his government or intelligence agencies had helped Osama bin Laden escape justice and ordered an inquiry into how the al-Qaeda leader had remained undetected in the country for so long.

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